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Augustana Teaching Museum of Art

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Centennial Hall gallery, Augustana Teaching Museum of Art
Centennial Hall gallery

Now on view: Art above 66° 33"

Lisa Goren
Lisa Goren, Landscape with Lichen, Antarctica, 2004, Watercolor. From the collection of the artist.

The exhibition considers the issues, history and environment of the polar areas, spanning media, process and subject; from the figural to the abstract, tactile to sound, analog to digital.

Related events

Nov. 16: Artist talk and gallery preview with Morten Hilmer

The preview will begin at 6 p.m. in the museum. The lecture will move to Hanson Hall, room 304, at 7 p.m.

Danish photographer Morten Hilmer works in Greenland, where extreme temperatures and isolation are challenging. A documentary, "Silence of the North," follows Hilmer.

Nov. 18: Opening reception

The free reception will be held from 5-7 p.m. in the Foyer Gallery on the main floor of Centennial Hall.

Nov. 30: Artist talk and gallery preview with William Stout

The preview will begin at 6 p.m. in the museum. The lecture will move to Hanson Hall, room 304, at 7 p.m.

William Stout was a member of the National Science Foundation's Antarctic Artists and Writers Program. He is a fantasy artist and illustrator with a specialization in paleontological art. His paintings have been shown in more than 70 exhibitions. He has worked on more than 30 feature films and has designed theme parks.

Jan. 11: Oona Stern and Cheryl Leonard performance

The preview will begin at 6 p.m. in the museum. The performance will move to Wallenberg Hall in the Denkmann Building at 7 p.m.

Leonard is a composer, performer and instrument-builder who uses the sounds made by natural objects for her "Polar Soundscapes." Several of her pieces include video by Oona Stern, art director, designer, and visual artist.

Four Artists, Four Visions

Claire Hedden
Claire Hedden, prairie horizon, 2013, Earthenware, wood, fabric. Courtesy of the artist.

March 10–April 8

This exhibition features the work of four artists invited by Augustana art faculty to exhibit. They are:

• Oscar Gillespie is a professor of art at Bradley University in Peoria, where he teaches printmaking and drawing. He is noted for expertise in monotypes and in intaglio, especially metal-plate engraving. His work may be found in more than 60 public collections.

• Claire Hedden is the curator of the McLean County Arts Center, Bloomington, Ill. She holds an MFA in ceramics from the New York State College of Ceramics, Alfred University, Alfred, N.Y.

• Tom Lundberg is a professor of art at Colorado State University, where he coordinates graduate and undergraduate programs in fibers and teaches courses in weaving and surface design.

• Joseph Patrick is a professor emeritus in painting and drawing at the University of Iowa. He has had more than 50 solo exhibitions.

Related events

March 10: Opening reception

The free reception will be held from 5-7 p.m. in the Foyer Gallery on the main floor of Centennial Hall.

2017 Senior Art Exhibition

Holly Scholl
Holly Scholl, Twenty-Four Hours, 2015-16, Plywood, acrylic paint, India ink pen. Courtesy of the artist.

April 21-May 13

This exhibition features the Senior Inquiry projects of the Augustana College studio art and graphic design majors of the Class of 2017.

Related events

Artist talks: May 3

Closing reception: 12:45-2 p.m. May 21

Ongoing: Permanent Collection Gallery

Nampeyo
Nampeyo, Large polychrome Olla, ca. 1921, Hand-coiled, traditional open pit firing ceramic. Olson-Brandelle North American Indian Art Collection, 2005.1.35.

Works from the Augustana Teaching Museum of Art collections are chosen by the faculty to augment student experiences in the classroom.

Highlights include Chilean arpilleras, recent acquisitions from the Guerrilla Girls, and works from the Olson-Brandelle North American Indian Art Collection.

Hours

Noon to 4 p.m., Fridays and Saturdays  (September-May), or by appointment.

Call 309-794-7400 or email for information.

Location

3703 7th Ave.
Rock Island, IL 61201
United States

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